09:35 | 18/03/2016 Society
The largest medium-density fiberboard (MDF) wood processing plant in the Mekong Delta was inaugurated in Kien Giang province on March 14.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung at the event (Source: Internet)
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung along with former Politburo member and former permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh were present at the inaugural ceremony.
The construction of the project commenced in February 2014 with a total investment of 1.36 trillion VND (61.2 million USD) and a designed production capacity of 75,000 cubic metres of MDF per year.
Once operational, the plant, invested in by the Vietnam Rubber Group will enable the province to sell a large amount of forestry products, increasing local income, and generating jobs for hundreds of workers.
It is also expected to encourage farmers to expand cultivation of high-value industrial trees to to supply to the wood processing sector.
The same day, PM Dung also attended ceremonies to inaugurate sport shoe, beer and tobacco factories in the locality./.